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Magney House at Bingie Farm

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Experience Australia's most unique beach house and revel in iconic architecture.

Fantastic for couples or multiple families you can share the secluded 100 acres with the roos and wallabies, right on the edge of the Eurobodalla National Park.

Magney house is located on the pristine South Coast of NSW, 20 minutes drive south of the town of Moruya.

The house was designed with camping in mind and has a casual, relaxed feel - ideal for informal holiday living. The layout means that is comfortable for a couple or up to 10 guests. There is plenty of communal space to gather with family and friends, as well as sanctuaries for quiet contemplation, reading a book or having a snooze. Every window has breathtaking views of local beaches, farms or distant mountains.

Completed in 1984 Magney house is Glenn Murcutt's most famous building. Glenn Murcutt AO is recognised in Australia and overseas as our most famous architect. In 2002 he won the distinguished Pritzker Prize for architecture.

The house is located on the lower north facing slope of the 100-acre property and the design takes full advantage of the north sunlight for winter warmth, the summer breezes for cooling and provides protection from the stronger southerly weather. The roofline reflects the quintessentially Australian woodshed and is practical, catching rainwater for the tank that supplies the house.

In 2016 the house was featured in Catherine Hunter's documentary on Glenn Murcutt, Spirit of Place, and in Tim Ross's documentary series Streets of your town. In 2009 the house appeared on an Australian postage stamp.

The Magney family continue to own and run the house and land. All profits are returned to the house for maintenance and restoration, and for upkeep of the property.

The house is comprised of the east and west wing, connected via a central covered courtyard with a dining table and gas BBQ for alfresco dining.

The eastern wing contains the main kitchen, master bedroom, private study and bathroom. The main kitchen as an electric oven, gas cooktop, microwave oven and fridge. There is a gas fireplace, leather lounges, TV, DVD, CD as well as a dining table and chairs for 8. This side is ideal for self-contained couple get-away.

The western side has 2 queen bedrooms and the bunk room, separate shower, toilet and vanity. The kitchen is good for breakfast or a quick snack. There is an electric cook top and microwave. A large second fridge is located in the bunk room. The western living area has another 8 seater dining table and chairs, comfortable cane lounges, TV and VCR. The bunk room (sleep 4 in two bunks). It has a comfy couch and table tennis. A great get-away for the kids.

Up until the 1980's the 100-acre property was used for cattle grazing and farming. Since then the family has let the land regenerate to the native coastal habit. Typically there is a large population of eastern grey kangaroos on the land. Most mornings you will wake to find them grazing on the front lawn.

In the late afternoon take a walk up the fire trail on the hill behind the house to get magnificent views from Pigeon House mountain (north) to Mount Dromedary and Montague Island (south), and the Araluen ranges (west) as the sun sets.

The property is surrounded by the Eurobodalla National Park on three sides. The park has many diverse habitats and lots of wildlife - swamp wallaby, redneck wallaby, echidna, white-bellied sea eagles. The 11km Bingie Dreaming walking track (from Congo to Tuross) runs through the Park and is easily accessible from the house.

Note: Bookings for people aged 18-24 years require approval from the owner. Contact Alix via email to discuss.

Beaches: You are spoilt for choice as the area is surrounded by pristine beaches: Bingie beach on the north side of the Bingie Point headland, and Grey Rocks beach at the northern most reaches of Bingie beach are the closest beaches to the property and can be reached via a picturesque walk from the house.

Head over to Mullimburra Point (take the left turn at the T-intersection) for the charming Honey Moon beach with parking.

Drive to Congo beach to explore the diverse rock platform.

Nature walks: Bingie Farm property is right on the boundary of the Eurobodalla National Park. There are a variety of sign-posted walks within the Park to the north as far as Moruya Heads and to the south as far as Tuross.

Growers Market - the Araluen Valley is known for the highest quality organically grown produce. At 3pm on Tuesday afternoons the bell rings and the Moruya Growers market on the banks of the Moruya River gets off to a flying start. Be there on time before the very best of the best is sold out.

Saturday Market - many of the growers are also present on Saturday as well as loads of crafts, arts and comestibles and collectibles.

Mogo Zoo: 15 minutes north of Moruya, is an historic town with many fine stores. Just out of Mogo is the zoo famed as the best wildcat zoo in Australia. To the west is the spectacular Araluen range.

Tuross: Heading south from Bingie Farm is Tuross and the wonderful Tuross Lake system. Enjoy the great cafes and or take a picnic and hire a boat to explore the lake. Beyond Tuross and find Bodalla with its host of restaurants.

Narooma: famous for its exquisitely beautiful harbour and wonderful seafood. historic Tilba Tilba and the mystical Mount Dromedary. For a fantastic and challenging climb take a picnic and half a day to reach the summit and return exhausted and satisfied.

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

Amenities

Bingie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Most important house of the 20th century.

  • 5 of 5

I felt privileged to be able to experience this fine piece of Architecture. It responds magnificently to the climate whilst placing you in a spectacular landscape. Words can never do this wonderful place justice. Do yourself a favour and visit Bingi Bingi.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: It is our greatest pleasure to share this wonderful house and spectacular location. Come back soon!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Stunning location, stunning property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week's stay at Magney House with our dogs and throughly enjoyed every minute! The house us extremely well appointed and everything worked as it should. Jen the caretaker was extremely helpful and prompt with replies to any queries. Thank you Alix, you will see us again. Penny

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Magney house was full of fabulous surprises. We arrived quite late, well after dark so to wake up in the morning with the spectacular views and kangaroos (Joey in it's mothers pouch and all) out on the front lawn was a wonderful treat. The house is beautiful and perfectly maintained. My husband who is a huge Murcutt fan was so thrilled to have the opportunity to stay in the house - and it most certainly met and exceeded all expectations. Alix is a generous host and provided all manner of extra hints and tips of the area as well as offering free reign over this magnificent place. What a wonderful opportunity - We will definitely be back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed all the aspects of staying - both the house and the spectacular location. I very much look forward to welcoming you again.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Beautiful extraordinary Magney House

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house and beautiful 33 acre property

with built in Kangaroos!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great stay. I hope you can find time to come back and check on the mob!
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. It was really interesting to see the house itself, and to get the sense of how it feels over a couple of days and how it responded to the weather - it does keep a very temperate climate inside. I found some photos of how it looked when it was new, and the Magney family has done such a lot of work on the property: it's quite different now, quite rich, and the wildlife love it too. They are very comfortable - it was very special to wake up to see kangaroos just outside the bedroom window. It is a beautiful area with stunning beaches, and we were lucky enough to see dolphins surfing.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Greater Canberra, ACT, Australia
5

Spectacular Bingie Farm

  • 5 of 5

How very fortunate to be able to stay in Murcutt's most iconic building, and on such a pleasant coastal property only 16kms south of Moruya. Six of us -- three adult couples -- stayed for three nights, and we felt like special guests. We quickly settled in, and could easily have stayed longer without getting bored even if it had rained. The light-filled, spacious double-layout of two well-equipped kitchens, two living areas, and two ensuites meant that we weren't in each other's faces -- a very civilized arrangement (we joined up every evening in the portico/atrium/barbecue area). One of the queen bedrooms is considerably larger than the other two and open-plan; while throughout the furnishings are attractive and comfortable. Linen/towels are an optional extra cost per couple (we opted for that), and guests need to bring their own toiletries/hairdryer etc. Local wildlife is ever-present -- think of waking up to wallabies grazing just outside, for instance, and a cheeky magpie who takes liberties -- but also watch out for ticks. All in all, we had a relaxed, happy and memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Map

Other Activities:

Bingie Beach

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay
    Cleaning: $160 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Linen queen bed: $30 per stay
    Linen single bed: $20 per stay
    Towel per person: $10 per stay
    excess garbage: $30 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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